Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


NEW! Anti-Fraud Playbook

Developed in partnership with Grant Thornton, the Anti-Fraud Playbook provides best practices and tools for implementing, improving or benchmarking your fraud risk management (FRM) program. Designed to align with the Fraud Risk Management Guide, the 10 plays outlined provide easy-to-use, actionable guidance. The playbook also includes key questions, checklists and insights that will enhance your FRM program and ultimately facilitate proactive FRM at your organization.

grant thorntonThe ACFE would like to thank Grant Thornton for their help with the development of the Anti-Fraud Playbook.


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Interactive Scorecards

Use interactive scorecards to assess the components of your organization's existing fraud risk management program. The scorecards are based on the five fraud risk management principles found in the Fraud Risk Management Guide, and they support an organization’s periodic self-assessment.

Library of Anti-Fraud Data Analytics Tests

Explore an interactive tool that details, by fraud risk type, how to integrate data analytics tests into your fraud risk assessment or investigative work plans. The library of test examples displays a variety of tests to consider and is organized by categories of occupational fraud risks.

Risk Assessment and Follow-Up Action Templates

Using the fraud risk assessment matrix in the Fraud Risk Management Guide as your foundation, this spreadsheet provides a risk assessment matrix for you to document the organization's fraud risks and controls. The template automatically creates a heat map showing the significance and likelihood of each identified fraud exposure, a fraud risk ranking page displaying each fraud risk exposure from most to least severe, and a control-activities matrix showing the identification and evaluation of existing control activities related to each fraud risk exposure. It also provides space to identify additional control activities and to record the organization’s response plan for each exposure. In addition, the template contains pages to record allegations of suspected fraud, document investigations and outcomes, and document fraud risk management monitoring plans.

Points of Focus Documentation Templates

Use templates to help create consistent and uniform documentation related to fraud risk governance, fraud risk assessment, fraud control activities, fraud investigation and follow up, and fraud risk management monitoring.

Fraud Risk Tools